Read in the paper where city officials are contemplating raising parking fees for both hourly and seasonal passes ("City to consider doubling seawall parking rate," The Daily News, Dec. 2). The hourly rate increase probably could be justified; however, the proposed increase in the seasonal pass from $25 to $45 seems excessive, and is something I personally wouldn't purchase.
I currently do have the $25 pass and have managed to make it to the beach only a few times. But here's my suggestion, if you throw in parking citywide, including The Strand area, I'd certainly buy the pass at $45. I'm sure most folks would like to visit the downtown area more often and having a pass and not having to deal with any machine would be beneficial to most, and therefore, increase the sale of said pass.